Good morning, Aye! Actually I have been up for a few hours now, and have not yet decided if today is good, but it is morning.
I do have the day off work, and the sun is already shining. Day three of sunshine, for those of you keeping track. This means that the sun has been around long enough that even Washington residents can recall what that bright light in the sky is actually called, and they have either found a pair of sunglasses or gave up looking and bought a new pair at the dollar store. Because I have not slept much in the past, o week or year, and am happily full of coffee this post will more than likely be more random than normal. Lucky you! I hope to have a post or two in my other blog series today also ---all about exploring Bellingham and the area. Filled with exploring and my best pictures. Please check it out:
I have been out getting some great pictures of the area before we move cross country, and there is new places to explore. This afternoon I hope to get some shots in Lummi. So several blog posts are in the works. Also as and when we move ---the above sight will stop and a new page will appear. I hope that you all enjoy this page even more than my other blogs.
With plenty of old barn pictures.
The above is in Sheridan, Wyoming.
Was in Sheridan--this barn no long stands. Luckily one day I jumped the fence around it, and got some great shots.Roaming around Lummi, I probably will not jump to many fences. ;)
Someone just told me I had a lot of jobs----- So I tried to put them all down. Think I might have missed some.
List starts about 1997 When I was a senior in High school or right abouts than.
Maybe next I will try to list allllll my moves--- good god lol
* Lawn Jobs --Big Horn, Wyoming 3 years
* B Horn School Maintenance half a summer * Got Fired*
* Perkins- host, server, bus boy-- 3 years Sheridan, Wyoming * Got awesome raise/walked*
* Jb's -Server 6 months or so Sheridan, Wyoming * Moved to Oregon*
* Pizza Hut -Server 6 months -- Eugene, Oregon * Quit on good terms*
* Lawn Ranger--Self employed lawn jobs Eugene, Oregon *Equipment got stolen*
* Denny's -Host 9 months Gleenwood, Oregon *Quit on good terms*
* Small new restaurant -- Server- 4 days! Springfiled, Oregon *forgot to show up 5th day*
* Wall Mart-- Cashier, sales floor, dept manager 8 long years-- Eugene, OR- Springfield, OR- Bellingham, WA-- Flagstaff, AZ-- Queen Creek, AZ *Quit before got fired*
* Flying J-- Server 7 months Kingman, AZ
* Carls Jr Cashier 3 days!! Kingman, AZ
* Home Depot Stock shelves 4 months Kingman, AZ
*Iron Skillet--- Server 2 months Kingman, AZ
* E Bay-Craigs list sales Kingman, AZ
* Everbodys supermarket Gopher 3 months Aberdean, WA *Fired for cashing a pay check!*
* IHOP dish/host 4 months Bellingham, WA
* Childcare/sales Blaine, WA
* Lawn Care---self employed Bellingham, WA
* Trident--- Fish gutting Sesonal Bellingham, WA
* Jb's Server Sheridan, Wyoming to Feb 2012
* Pilot Truck Stop/Subway Ferndale, WA 4 days!
* The Silver Reef Casino!!
I have been at my current job just short of a year now. And I love it. Most of it. This will be a job I will actually miss when we move. I play server in a local casino. And the customers are like no others I have had in my many past jobs. This is mostly a good thing. I have learned in the past, not to reviel to much in my blog posts, because I am never really sure whom is reading my rambling. So---more thoughts and observations on this job, after it is yet another listing on my resume. That said, here are a few work related, somewhat, things I wish to share this bright morning.
I wish I had the above picture in a few past arguments.
Especially when I was trying to explain that a constant hand/arm movement to ones mouth with a pitchfork, was not considered exercise.
So a few nights back I was preparing to leave work. A very busy night at work, and my motivation had long since left me. Even the caffeine was not really doing it's job either. One of the last chores is to fold napkins for the next shifts use. As I was doing this extra fun task an extremely large person walked by. I say person because of the form there really was no distinguishable body parts. This individual had to weigh at least 300 pounds. The point to all of this, is how memorizing watching all of that flab move was. I am sure this paragraph sounds beyond horrible --but it was amazing and all of my actual work stopped. Maybe this is one reason I am trying to use larger words in this paragraph, to enlighten my terrible thoughts. It was also very motivational in me wanting to purchase a similar spoon to the one pictured above. I have a whole blog post brewing on this weighty subject. But the cliff notes are--- many many people are becoming super-sized. Me included, but heck round is a shape right? The garden chairs at Wally World, have bigger seating areas every summer, and Fisher Price little people, are much wider than they used to be.
Even though I am a server at work, we can gain extra cash and hours by working on the banquets side. It isn't the most glamorous work, but the paycheck is good. A few months back I landed two banquets in one day. The first was for the Red Hat Society. I am not sure the concept of all of this, but it seems to give older ladies something to do. No one informed me what the banquet was hosting, and I was not prepared to walk into the large room --filled with 200 seniors and tons and tons of red and purple. Wow, my eyes came very close to starting to bleed! It wasn't all bad, an Elvis impersonator, or maybe it was Him took over the stage at one point.
That night I helped with an elder meeting for many of the local Indians. I was sure it was a set up to get rid of the Token White boy, a name I have dubbed myself at work. Being almost the only white male many a night at work. For some reason everyone else on the banquet team, was sent to other locations of the Casino, and I was set out alone, in a room full of Indians. \
**Let me state here that I am not dissing this race in any way. Or bothered by Indians ---in any way.** BUT the meeting soon turned to an open mike night----and the speakers were soon mostly talking about how they could not find jobs, and how the local casino's were hiring white people more and more. We were taking there jobs on there land. Etc. And the arguments were getting louder and stronger. All of this time I was the only non Indian in the room, and I was in full Casino dress, serving and obviously flaunting my job over them.
I am now sure I had nothing to fear, but the situation made me a little jittery at the time.
Easter is right around the corner!
In closing---- On the way home from work, I quickly merge onto the highway. Several miles down the highway last night, I started to hear this loud warning alarm from inside the car. It took me awhile to learn that this annoying sound --told me that my turning signal was left on. And I instantly relaxed a lot and turned off the signal. This is a very loud buzzer, and I thought for sure I had lost a tire or tail engine at first. Duley noted- a similar sound sounds when I place a case of beer in the passenger front seat. This alarm is informing me that I should strap the beer into the saftey belt for all of our saftey. Thank you warning alarm!